Salomon Khammi grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bogotá, Colombia, with his Colombian father and Israeli mother. He was influenced by his father’s collection of pre-Colombian art and artifacts and the picturesque region south of Bogotá where his family spent their holidays. The colours, textures and symbols of the Indigenous people, (the Ingas and Kametzas) who inhabit this region, as well as the natural splendor of this region, inspired his artistic expression.
Following an early interest in art, Salomon pursued a degree in Architecture in Colombia and studied Design at the Polytechnic Institute in Milan. After moving to Miami Beach, Salomon decided to pursue art as a full-time career. Since 2004 he has been living and working as an artist in Toronto.
“The combination of my upbringing, my travels and the multicultural influences of living in Toronto add to the enrichment of my paintings. I hope my art evoke an underlying spiritual quest and love of nature, the common trait found in Indigenous people all over the world.”
He has participated in numerous group shows and festivals in Miami, New York and Toronto. In 2008 he won the Juror’s Choice award at the Port Hope Art Festival.